Lauren Opsasnick

opsasnickTraining: BA Mathematics, Boston College (2014); MS Biostatistics, The University of Michigan (2016)

Research Focus: I am interested in researching the impact that genetics/epigenetics have on chronic diseases, specifically cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cognitive aging. As part of my doctoral research, I plan to study how genetics/epigenetics act as independent risk factors for these chronic diseases. Additionally, I plan to explore how interactions between genetic and non-genetic social determinants, such as socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and psychosocial factors, affect chronic disease outcomes.

Tags: Disparities, Social Genomics, Lifespan and Aging